By OKECHUKWU PEACE
More details emerged about the identities of Nigerians who lost their lives at the during the stampede that led to the death of over 700 persons at Mina, Saudi Arabia on Thursday.
Immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega’s brother, Abdulkadir Jega and two Court of Appeal Justices were named among the dead.
In a statement, Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, gave the names of the deceased Justices as Abdulkadir Jega who is the Presiding Justice of the Abuja Division of the appellate court and Justice Musa Hassan Alkali of the Ilorin Division.
Justice Mohammed, in a condolence message to their families, the Court of Appeal, the Judiciary and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, said it was with a deep sense of shock but with gratitude to Almighty Allah that he learnt of the death of the two justices.